Friday, January 08, 2016

If You're Born In Queens, You Don't Know Beans — But If You're Born In Nantucket...?

Today, The Deadline Poet (Calvin Trillin) offers a political limerick for your bowdlerized pleasure. Now, if Der Trumpster hailed from Nantucket, the limerick might be x-rated. If this is (fair & balanced) self-censorship, so be it.

[x The Nation]
Two Campaign Trajectories: An Analysis
By The Deadline Poet (Calvin Trillin)

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While the Carson campaign loses luster,
Near the Donald the newsmen still cluster.
If you’re peddling hooey,
It comes off as less screwy
When you coat it in boasting and bluster. Ω

[Calvin Trillin began his career as a writer for Time magazine. Since July 2, 1990, as a columnist at The Nation, Trillin has written his weekly "Deadline Poet" column: humorous poems about current events. Trillin has written considerably more pieces for The Nation than any other single person. A native of Kansas City, MO, Trillin received his BA (English) from Yale College in 1957. He served in the army, and then joined Time.]

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